Cameos and Intaglios - Carving the Beauty

Posted by Sadigh Gallery on 1/2/2015 to Ancient Artifacts and Culture
It’s not that uncommon for people today to know what a cameo is. And we’re not talking about cameo appearances in movies. These beautiful images, mostly portraits, carved in relief in a stone or gem have graced many a neck over the years. But just how old is the art and craft of making cameos? And what about intaglios, the somewhat similar jewelry made by engraving stones and gems?

Luxury Goods & The Roman Economy: Jewelry

Posted by Sadigh Gallery on 12/25/2014 to Ancient Artifacts and Culture
Laws put into place in the mid-second century made upper class jewelry a sought after commodity in the city, and Roman jewelry the same throughout the ancient world.

A Brief Overview Of Egyptian Ushabtis

Posted by Administrator on 12/8/2014 to Ancient Artifacts and Culture
One of the most interesting and collectible artifacts from ancient Egypt is the Ushabti, the magical statue found in tombs. They were intended to be servants that would magically come to life and do any chore the deceased might be called upon to perform in the afterlife.

Native American Artifacts: The Pipe

Posted by Sadigh Gallery on 11/30/2014 to Ancient Artifacts and Culture
Native American pipes were made in a number of different ways. Most were made by natives of the midwestern plains, who attached wooden stems to catlinite (pipestone) bowls. These pipes were used in rituals and religious ceremonies, and are the origin of the standard image of a native American pipe.

Why Are Artifacts from Genghis Kahn’s Empire So Hard to Find?

Posted by Sadigh Gallery on 11/15/2014 to Ancient Artifacts and Culture
Genghis Kahn, the greatest conqueror of all time, left behind relatively few artifacts for collectors to find. But, the question must be asked, why would the largest land empire of all time leave behind such a limited number of collectibles since it existed a mere 800 years ago. 

Artifacts for History Buffs

Posted by Sadigh Gallery on 11/1/2014 to Ancient Artifacts and Culture
Are you someone who knows a lot about history, particularly a lot regarding a period of time, person or place? History buffs are unique in their knowledge of their subject and can be more enthusiastic than a high school cheerleading squad when they expound on their favorite topic.
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